San Francisco : Copperplate Script


Pointed Pen Lettering

type of camp

Professional Urban Training

group size



$349 / $429

specific dates

December 4, 2015


Adobe HQ
601 Townsend Street
San Francisco


learn the traditional dip pen
explore italic letterform fundamentals
understand letter structure and spacing
experiment with curls and flourishes
stretch yourself to make unique forms
design for practical use or for fun
increase your letterform repertoire


This Type Camp at the Adobe San Francisco HQ will help you explore Copperplate lettering with the pointed pen. We’ll dip it into our favourite walnut ink and experiment with flourished forms known from the 1800’s, often referred to as ‘copperplate’ lettering. 

We will help you understand all the possibilities with this tool, understand the italic letterform structure, and even experiment with additional ornamental add-ons. With both expertise and a giggle or two, Xandra will even share some of her inky secrets in how she uses her dip pens to create fluid and flourished forms; while Shelley (and her southern accent) will encourage and assist you in moving past your fears and achieving the best hand lettering possible.

Type Camp promises that by the end of the day, you’ll understand the fundamentals and structure of the copperplate lettering style, the ins and outs of lettering with a traditional dip pen, and much, much more.

Never done this before? No problem.
All experience levels are welcome at this camp.
Camp begins at 10am and continues to 5pm, with a one hour lunch break at 1pm.
This Type Camp was made possible with support from Adobe Typekit.